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Rho Ophiuchus Cloud complex

About this object

The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus. At an estimated distance of 437 light years this cloud is one of the closest star-forming regions to the Solar System.[5]
Image Details

  • Optics : Canon 70-200mm F4 zoom lens @ 70mm f5.6
  • Mount: Astrotrac
  • Camera: Canon 60Da DSLR
  • Filters:None
  • Exposure: (15) 3min exposures
  • Camera/Mount Control: Interval Timer
  • Location: Texas Star Party, Ft. Davis, TX
  • Date: May 14
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